Bail our educational system from collapse, Kogi monarch cries out

The Olu-Adde of Ekinrin-Adde Kingdom in Ijumu local government area of Kogi state,  Oba Anthony Bamigbaiye Idowu, has called on sons and daughters of the community to contribute their quota towards the  upliftment of the collapsing  educational system  in the  community.

Oba Idowu made the call on Saturday during the Ekinrin-Adde day celebration and education infrastructure development fundraising programme at the community.

The monarch, who stated that government alone cannot fund education effectively, said time has come for well meaning individuals to look inward on how best they can complement government’s effort toward the development of education, especially at the primary and secondary school levels.

“Self help is required now in educational sector because government has a lot of responsibilities to cater for, and that is why I am appealing to the indigenes of this community both at home and in the Diaspora to extend their hands of fellowship toward bailing the infrastructure decay in our primary and secondary schools in Ekinrin-Adde.

“This effort when achieved will to go a long way to enabling our children to enjoy quality education in the community,” he said.

While  commending  the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello for prioritising security across the length and breadth of the state, the traditional ruler disclosed that the community has complemented government’s effort by providing two patrol jeeps to enhance the security of the area, assuring that more support would be provided to curb security challenges in the community.

In his remark, Speaker of Kogi state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Matthew Kolawole urged communities in Kogi state  to come together and embrace unity of purpose by celebrating their rich culture as a unifying factor, saying “without peaceful coexistence there can never be development and where there is no development the people dwelled in abject poverty and suffering.”